I think I messed up, please help

Discussion in 'iPod' started by wrdabney, Jan 25, 2010.

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    I was trying to move my itunes library to an external hard drive and was having problems. I had all the files on the hard drive but something wasnt working right so i imported them all back into itunes and deleted them off of the hard drive so I could try the process over again. But, I forgot to change the media file to something besides my external hard drive before I did this. Have I deleted all of my files? When I click on one to try and play it says cannot find file and they all have exclamation points beside them. I still have everything on my iphone, so, can i restore all of my files from my phone? Any help is appreciated.
     
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    balamw

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    Mac or PC?

    Can you pick a song at random and use the OSes built in search (Windows Search or Spotlight) to try and find the file?

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    It's a pc. I can use the search and it finds the file in some random place and it doesn't have a normal file name. It's under system 32 or some random thing like that. But it doesn't appear to be able to play the file
     
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    balamw

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    Sounds like you might have deleted your files. :( Have you tried copying a file to a new file with the right extension?

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    So if I did delete them is there any way to restore them onto iTunes off of my phone?
     

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